|Bringing Back Holleywood||
gatehouse greetings from 1932
Turns out that writing on windows was something they did at the Gatehouse, too. Thanks to Lindsey for waiting for just the right light to capture this shot from their dining room window.
bringing back the gatehouse
We are grateful to newlyweds Kyle and Lindsey McEvoy for taking on the project of renovating the Gatehouse prior to their moving into it. We think the Gatehouse dates from the late 1850s, a few years after the big house was built. Kyle is conversant with the secrets of old houses, having worked with Ron Carpenter to restore hundreds of vintage fixtures at Holleywood including the glass octagonal lantern in the turret. Here are Kyle and Lindsey a couple of weeks into the job--still together and smiling!
farewell and hello
We are sorry to say goodbye to Troy Tatsapaugh whose family has been in residence in the Gatehouse for many years. Sadly, Troy's mother Cappy (Catherine) Tatsapaugh passed away in June and Troy is moving into her house in North Canaan. Before Troy moved out last weekend, he passed along to us this portrait of Governor Holley that Jay Rudd had entrusted to him before the tag sale. We thank Jay and Karly for this gift to us, and thank Troy for keeping it in his good care. Hello, Governor. Welcome home.
who we are
We are a couple of Upper West Siders from NYC who never set out to buy an old mansion in Connecticut. But the moment we walked through its massive front door, we were smitten. The info on this site is earnestly cobbled from a variety of sources, including the web. Please let us know if we've gotten something wrong, or if there's a story about Holleywood you'd like to share.